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New Survey Shows Concern among Mental Health Professionals About New DSM-5 Guidelines
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, in collaboration with online education provider myCME.com, have released a new white paper on attitudes, perceptions and concerns about the upcoming publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013. It shows that six out of ten clinicians expect significant impact to clinical practice from DSM-5.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Just what is Sensory Processing Disorder? This is easily the most common question on this site. Here’s another take on answering this question…
Sensory Processing Disorder 101
Need an intro to what Sensory Processing Disorder is? Here is a recorded Webinar with Cara Koscinski, Occupational Therapist, Author and special needs mom who shared her presentation – Sensory Processing Disorder 101.
Kids Who Feel Too Much
“Children with sensory processing disorder sometimes overreact or underreact to touch, sounds, and food textures. Doctors debate the condition, but parents say it’s real, and therapists say it’s treatable.” – Parents magazine
- Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism (thesensoryspectrumblog.com)
- Your Essential Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder (thesensoryspectrumblog.com)
- Sensory Processing Disorder: Ambiguous But Real (thesensoryspectrumblog.com)
- No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges (thesensoryspectrumblog.com)
Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Many parents who have children with Sensory Processing Disorder may wonder why we are talking about Autism on a site dedicated to SPD. Studies conducted by the SPD Foundation reveal more than three-quarters of children with autistic spectrum disorders may have sensory integration symptoms. Continue reading
No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges
Book: No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges
Amazon Description: This invaluable resource by Dr Lucy Jane Miller and Doreit Bialer helps teach cost effective, functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a community setting.
Any parent, teacher, or therapist can use this book and help a child with sensory or motor issues!
As founder of the first comprehensive Sensory Processing Disorder research program nationwide and author of groundbreaking Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Dr. Lucy Jane Miller‘s name is synonymous with sensory research, education, and treatment. Continue reading
Sensory Processing Disorder: Tactile Dysfunction
Many kids are thrilled about the amount of snow some of us have gotten recently. However, for children with tactile dysfunction, the idea of heavy boots, bulky snowpants and jackets, and hats/mittens are enough to create a meltdown. So what exactly is tactile dysfunction?
Sensory Processing Disorder: Ambiguous But Real
At a time when medical professionals have voted that SPD is not a “real” diagnosis, it’s refreshing to find a medical group that believes and understands that it is. The University of Virginia Health System recently put out this piece to address the misunderstanding of SPD.
26 Sensory Integration Tools for Meltdown Management
A sensory adult shares what she would include in a sensory integration tool kit to help you when you’re out of the house with your own sensory kid.